On Thursday 22 Feb we had a good turn-out of members at our AGM at the Athenaeum, with Solly Gutman taking his usual, competent place in the chair.
Judging by the President’s Report, the past twelve months have been an extremely busy – and hopefully productive – time for all of our members. Packed with outings, workshops, meetings and exhibitions as it was, it was certainly not a boring year.
After the formalities of the evening were completed, we could get down to the important task of judging the drawing competition. There were many beautiful and varied interpretations of the theme “Ebony and Ivory”, but winners had to be chosen.
In first place we had Sonja Frenz, with her lovely “Trees at Sunnyside”, second was “Khasab” by Fiona Nichols and, in third place, Frederick Krause with “Pride”. Well done to the three of you, for your very worthy winning entries.
We had a nicely full hall at the Athenaeum for our February SASA members’ meeting on Thursday the 23rd. This is when we traditionally hold our AGM and annual drawing competition, and the walls were lined with some very beautiful entries.
Under Solly Gutman’s expert chairmanship, the meeting went very smoothly indeed. Glenda Chambers presented her wonderfully positive president’s report, which illustrated for us just how well our society is performing, growing both in membership and in expertise.
Glenda presented Liesl Hartman, of the Peter Clarke Art Centre, with a cheque for R10 000, as part of the SASA outreach programme. This donation was gratefully accepted by Liesl, who told us of the wonderful projects happening at the Art Centre, aimed at children from poorer areas. The money will certainly be put to good use.
Last on the evening’s agenda was the drawing competition. After carefully studying the entries, decisions were made and votes were cast.
Then, while the officials were doing the tallying up, everyone else enjoyed a splendidly sociable tea, thanks to Mary and her team.
The winners of the competition were, in third place, Mary McMillan, second Adele Sanders and first place went to Craig Paton-Ash. Well done you three for your outstanding work.
The SASA 2016 AGM, held on Thursday 25 February, was very well attended – we certainly has a quorum! – and there were some wonderful entries for the drawing competition. The theme for this year’s competition was “Transport”.
The meeting was most efficiently run, without hiccups or objections, by Solly Gutman. Thank you Solly, we appreciate your calm and professional competence.
Glenda Chambers presented her “President’s Report”, illustrated by a slide-show, the fullness of which reminded us just how much we have achieved in the past year, as a society and as artists. This was emphasized on the business side by the financial report, presented by Kim Scarrott.
We said goodbye to three of last year’s council members – Jeremy Day, Helen van Stolk and Kate Pearce, who will all, thankfully for us, be continuing to serve in their various capacities – and hello to three new council members – Michele Batchelder, Irene Oxley and Steven Gibson. Welcome aboard!
When the official half of the meeting had been completed, we got down to the fun part – voting for our favourites in the drawing competition – and while the votes were being counted, we enjoyed coffee and snacks in the drawing room.
….and the winners were…In first place, Penny Steynor with “Rapid Transport”, Mandy Herdien took second place with “Bad Boy” and third was Denise Hansen’s “Reluctant Transport”. Well done ladies and thanks to everyone for a pleasurable AGM.
Calling all members! Come and join us for the AGM tonight .
• 7:00 pm at the Athenaeum in Newlands
Thursday 25th February: Annual General Meeting and Drawing Competition:
This February we will be holding our 113th Annual General Meeting. The AGM is held every February to update the members on the status of the society, to elect council members and for the Treasurer to present the past year’s financial report. The AGM is your opportunity to bring up points that you feel need to be raised, to comment on the running of the society and to offer your services on Council. This year three members of Council are stepping down and we do need to fill their shoes. If you would like to help by standing for Council, you can propose members from the floor, or you can email your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is your society and we would encourage you to attend this year’s meeting.
The Annual SASA Drawing Competition will follow the Annual General Meeting. The theme chosen for this year is “Transport”. An all-encompassing theme for you to get your teeth into. Use your imaginations – the sky’s the limit!
On Thursday SASA had both the AGM and a Drawing Competition.
Our President, Lynn Brown, brought back memories from a year gone past with stories and pics of paintings exhibited at all our exhibitions. Not your usual AGM – full of info and positives for the Society already in its second centenary! Well done Lynn and all the members for making 2009 so successful.
And to crown it off, the standard at the drawing competition was tremendous. All the members present had a vote for their choice of 1st, 2nd and 3rd and Paul Webb came up trumps with his drawing titled ‘Kelp’. Solly Gutman’s ‘Seaweed’ and Fiona Nichols with ‘Kalk Bay’ were 2nd and 3rd respectively.